University of Hertfordshire

Degree level: Postgraduate

Creative Writing (Taught)

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Course summary

The course includes traditional elements for a postgraduate programme in Creative Writing, such as writing workshops, intensive tutorial-based supervision and a range of guest speakers. In addition, the MA provides both literary context and practical professional experiences. The Workshop Space: Craft and Pedagogy examines how and why we workshop. It explores questions of authority, taste and trust. You will lead part of a writing workshop and devise writing exercises for your fellow writers. While it provides a strong literary context for students, the literary material is examined and analysed from a writer’s point of view. The module Working as a Writer offers practical, independent experience. Students can pursue either publications or design, implement and complete an independent creative project with an outside organisation.

Course details

Modules

Core modules: Creative writing dissertation; working as a writer; people and places: writing communities; the writing workshop1: creative and critical processes; the writing workshop 2: creative and critical processes.

Assessment method

Assessment includes a dissertation.


Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 honours degree, a writing sample and an interview, which may be in person or over the telephone. While all three components are considered, the quality of the writing sample will be weighted most heavily. It may also be possible for a student to be admitted with a non-traditional background on the strength of their writing sample. The writing sample should consist of approximately 4000 words of prose or script or 80 lines of poetry. The writing sample should be emailed direct to Dr Jennifer Young after you have submitted your application. Please contact Jennifer Young if you have queries about the writing sample.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for Postgraduate Study 2023/24: https://www.herts.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/fee-information/how-much-are-my-fees
Creative Writing at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS